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    Am I the only one stoked about maglevs in the US? I dont even live out west and I think its fucking awesome.

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    Wait, is this the maglev they are considering to put here in Cali?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOriginalGrumpySpy View Post
    Wait, is this the maglev they are considering to put here in Cali?
    I think so

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    I actually voted no on this because it's billions with no actual guarantee that the train will actually be built (plus with money the state simply doesn't have).

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    What the fuck is a maglev?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepsi View Post
    What the fuck is a maglev?
    a train that travels really fucking fast. in some cases, its faster than flying.

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    Is it magnetic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepsi View Post
    Is it magnetic?
    yes

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    Uses magnetic repulsion to essentially make a train levitate above the track reducing friction and allowing for faster movement.

    Fundamentally, the train has plates as does the track.. when the train passes over the plate the polarity reverses pushing it forward. When the train needs to stop it uses the same principle. As the train approaches a plate the repels instead of attracts slowing it down. (or they just use brakes).

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    This would be awesome and I hope it is cheap and I get free rides because I'm in the military. I really want them to build a maglev all over the US.
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    America will be investing in traditional high speed rail before investing in maglev simply because the infrastructure is much cheaper to build.

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